April 25th marks ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand. On this date in 1915, the ANZAC forces landed on Gallipoli to take out Turkey. An eight month battle ensued but the ANZAC forces did not win.
Language is often a window into culture. But, it’s easy to fall into the intercultural trap of believing that shared language equals shared meaning, similar cultural values, or even a high level of professional competency. Here are five of our favorite confusions between speakers of Australian English and American English.
Australia is considered to be the oldest landmass on earth. Only the English saw value in colonizing the land. However, the...
What is the most popular sport in America? It’s American football and specifically the National Football League (NFL)! And don’t worry if you’re not particularly keen on the sport. We’re here to break it down for you. Because if #culturematters, then understanding American football matters too.
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By the time September rolls around, most countries have already celebrated “Labor Day”. Approximately 100 countries pay tribute to labor unions and the struggles of the working class on May 1st. It’s a holiday officially known as International Workers’ Day and commonly called May Day or Labour Day (notice the “u” 😉).
Soccer or American Football? Cheers mate, but the most popular sport in Straya* is cricket! Need to learn more? We’ve got you covered with a beginner’s guide to cricket for your next trip to Australia.
Have you ever thought about how the meaning of colors across cultures can vary? Certain colors are often popular for specific holidays or occasions. For example, you will see red all over during Chinese New Year because it is related to good fortune. Similar to numbers and language, colors matter!